This year's Northern Lights Forecast is looking good as the Solar Cycle continues to heat up. When charged particles ejected from the Sun get caught up in Earth's magnetic field ~ BLAMMO! ~ it’s aurora time. For monitoring aurora activity, I’ve bookmarked my favorite Links & Webcams and have some quick-look graphics at Northern Lights Tonight.
I’m super pleased with how my latest batch of New Releases are doing. My current #1 seller is Supernova. I’m also real happy with my newbies, Dreamscape and Memorial Lights. To catch more photos & experiences, please check out my Aurora Hunter Facebook Page.
Keep One Eye On The Sky!
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New! "Mysterious Moment" Print Ordering ~ A whirlpool of light sails over Donnelly Dome near Delta Junction, Alaska, on April 15, 2023 at 1:54 am AK time. When this spiral came toward me while growing rapidly, I thought, WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?!?! I loved the feeling of wonderment, but mystery solved. It’s rocket emissions from the SpaceX Transporter-7 mission that launched into a polar orbit on the Falcon 9 about three hours earlier in California. Read more here.
Auroras blaze above Seward, AK
from Miller's Landing, Lowell Point
at midnight on February 21, 2023.
~ When the solar wind blew on these aurora
candles, a radiant wish was granted! ~
Seward, Alaska is surrounded
by a scenic trove of natural beauty
during this full-sky aurora display on
February 21, 2023 at 1:20 am.
~ Welcome to Resurrection Bay and the
world-class Kenai Fjords ~
A glowing whirlpool of light sails
over Donnelly Dome near
Delta Junction, Alaska,
on April 15, 2023 at 1:54 am
~ It's rocket science! Spiraling SpaceX engine
exhaust catches sunlight and turns bluish-white ~
Massive auroras explode over the
Brooks Range of Northern Alaska
on October 15, 2022 at 1:45 am.
~ This was thee most intense and best
20-minute aurora display of my life! ~
Auroras light up the
Alaska Veterans Memorial in
Denali State Park near midnight
on January 30, 2022.
~ To ALL of America's fallen & living
Heroes & Heroines, we salute you!
Auroral light dazzles the senses above my
candlelit cabin in Hatcher Pass, Alaska
on January 29, 2022 at 3 am.
~ Cheers to finding space where
dreams are free to roam ~
Each of these movies are a great way to experience the awe-inspiring auroras in motion through Todd's extensive time-lapse footage. Together, they provide an in-depth experience into real life aurora hunting and were many years in the making. Both visual journeys are enhanced with science and music that ranges from space-age acoustic sensations to aurora rock! 3-Movie Bundle
Here's a graph illustrating when in the solar cycle I've taken some of my favorite shots. The key thing to remember is that auroras occur throughout the cycle from Solar Max to Solar Min. They're just not quite as common during the lows in the cycle. More on the Solar Cycle
We are absolutely smitten with Metal Prints. The results of having my aurora & scenic shots printed on aluminum have been WOW-With Out Words! The inks are dye-infused onto a specially-coated aluminum sheet and sealed with a gemlike UV coating that is both water and scratch resistant. We have commonly heard people say, "It's like looking through a window"...."Are these backlit?"...."They look so 3D." And the archival quality is out of this world (think century plus). This is a technological breakthrough and the results are in HIGH DEF!
More information can be found on our Metal Print Page.